Candice Brathwaite - I Am Not Your Baby Mother (2nd Hand Hardback)
When Candice fell pregnant and stepped into the motherhood playing field, she found her experience bore little resemblance to the glossy magazine photos of women in horizontal stripe tops and the pinned discussions on mumsnet about what pushchair to buy.
Leafing through the piles of prenatal paraphernalia, she found herself wondering: "Where are all the black mothers?". Candice started blogging about motherhood in 2016 after making the simple but powerful observation that the way motherhood is portrayed in the British media is wholly unrepresentative of our society at large.
The result is this thought-provoking, urgent and inspirational guide to life as a black mother. It explores the various stages in between pregnancy and waving your child off at the gates of primary school, while facing hurdles such as white privilege, racial micro-aggression and unconscious bias at every point. Candice does so with her trademark sense of humour and refreshing straight-talking, and the result is a call-to-arms that will allow mums like her to take control, scrapping the parenting rulebook to mother their own way
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : As New
- Category : Non-Fiction - Law, Society & Social Sciences
- Published : 2020 (Quercus - 1st Edition, 5th Printing)
- ISBN : 9781529406276
- SKU : B002512
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £16.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'Written in her brilliantly witty manner, this book is every black British woman's motherhood manual.' - Refinery 29.
'Humorous but unflinching, every mother, everywhere, should read this book.' - OK Magazine.
'I gobbled it in one weekend and encourage everyone - mother, or otherwise - to do the same' - Pandora Sykes.
'Remarkable' - Lorraine Kelly.
'Searing' - Dolly Alderton.
'I absolutely loved I Am Not Your Baby Mother' - Giovanna Fletcher.
'A brilliantly observed look at life as a black mother' - Closer.
'Urgent part-memoir, part-manifesto about black motherhood' - Red.
'From the founder of Make Motherhood Diverse, I Am Not Your Baby Mother is a brilliantly observant and timely book about the problematically homogenous portrayal of maternity in British media. Urgent and eye-opening, Brathwaite’s book is an inspirational guide to life as a black mother.' - Waterstones.
Candice Brathwaite is an author, journalist, TV presenter, and founder of Make Motherhood Diverse - an online initiative that aims to ensure many more people see themselves reflected online. Candice started blogging in 2016 to tell her own motherhood story keen to show that young black families weren’t just surviving but thriving and her straight-talking, original content really struck a chord with fans and brands alike.
A self-confessed beauty and fashion obsessive Candice now has a regular style segment on Lorraine on ITV where she has become known for gently encouraging people to be bolder about embracing colour in their wardrobes. Candice is a Contributing Editor to Grazia and regularly appears on national radio and television news channels to talk about maternal mortality rates for black women in Britain. Her debut book I Am Not Your Baby Mother - about being a black British mum - published in May 2020 by Quercus made the Sunday Times Bestseller list.